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Critics say fines show Shell not ready for Arctic safely drill off Alaska's northern coast.A Shell spokesman says the fines are part of learning how to operate...circular barge and assessed $390,000 in penalties.Shell spokesman Curtis Smith said by email that the EPA did not report...
Federal agency seeks more detail in Shell Arctic drill plan

...audit of its Safety and Environmental Management System.BOEM also asked for additional emissions compliance data.Shell spokesman Curtis Smith said by email the company is taking a methodical approach to this exploration phase and will move forward...
EPA fines Shell $1.1M for Arctic air violations

...drilling season was investigated for 16 safety violations.Shell chose not to drill in Arctic offshore waters in 2013. Shell spokesman Curtis Smith said by email that the company accepted stringent emission limits in 2012 that were based on assumptions...
All crew off Shell drill ship, moving in Gulf of Alaska

...Kulluk, which had been drifting toward Trinity Islands, was being moved toward safe harbor by two tow vessels, Shell spokesman Curtis Smith said.Repair crews have restarted all four engines on the Aiviq, one of the tow vessels, and a second...
Damage assessment continues on drill vessel

...there's something to report, I presume, that will be reported as appropriate."He referred other questions to Shell. Spokesman Curtis Smith said he did not have new information to pass on. Details of future actions will depend on the outcome...
Environmental groups call for study of Arctic Ocean corals

...Arctic ecosystem and that petroleum companies have not demonstrated they can clean up a spill in ice-choked waters.Shell spokesman Curtis Smith said by email that additional study of corals is not necessary."The soft coral they're touting are...
State split on coastal issue

...Commission, Vote No on 2 had raised $768,000. Among the big contributors was Shell Oil Co., with $150,000.Shell spokesman Curtis Smith said the oil company strongly supports local input."We feel, however, that the language in this...
Critics say grounding shows Arctic drilling danger

...drilling sites: a fleet of more than 20 response vessels that could respond in either the Beaufort of the Chukchi.Shell spokesman Smith said the company remains confident in its ability to operate safely."We encountered severe weather basically...
Shell says no fleet headed to Unalaska

ANCHORAGE - Shell Oil says reports of a fleet of oil exploration vessels headed to Dutch Harbor are incorrect. Shell spokesman Curtis Smith said the company has no ships headed that way, and it can't access its Chukchi Sea leases until receiving...
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Shell expects to continue with Arctic plans

...billion for offshore leases, recently secured key air quality permits from the Environmental Protection Agency. Shell spokesman Curtis Smith, in an e-mail message to the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, said company officials don't think the...


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